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8 - 9 May: First Thematic Session of the United Nations General Assembly Preparatory Process for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular MigrationIn accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," a preparatory process will soon begin for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.
As part of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organize a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018.
The first thematic session on "Human rights of all migrants" will be held in Geneva on 8-9 May 2017. This thematic session will focus on the human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion, and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance. Registration for the thematic session for representatives of organizations accredited through the special accreditation process and of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC is now open. Please visit http://bit.ly/GCM-Prep-Process-ThematicSession-Apply to register. The deadline is 2 May 2017. You may also apply to participate in the stakeholder steering committee: http://bit.ly/Global-Compact-Migration-Prep-Process-Apply-SC More information: http://bit.ly/GCM-Prep-Process-ThematicSession-Apply See All Upcoming Events